Lipa Tied for First after 71 (-1)
SUFFERN, N.Y. – The women's golf team is in prime position after day one at the ROAR-EE invitational. Harvard (300) leads, but Yale (306) is just six shots back of the Crimson and one shot ahead of Penn (307). The Bulldogs were led by freshman Alexandra Lipa, who shot an opening round 71 (-1) to put herself in a tie for first.
Only two golfers managed to shoot under par on Friday, Lipa and Nancy Shon of Columbia. Both girls shot rounds of 71 (-1) and are currently in a tie for first. Mia Kabasakalis of Harvard is just one shot back at even par.
All five Yale golfers shot rounds under 80. Junior Harriet Owers-Bradley is currently in a tie for 14th with seven other golfers. She shot an opening round 77 (+5). The rest of Yale's team sits in a tie for 27th after shooting rounds of 79 (+7). The three girls in that tie are juniors Cassie Boles and Alyssa Roland and sophomore Callie Kemmer.
The Bulldogs will have a lot to contend with on Saturday. They will try to track down Harvard, while holding of potential charges from Penn and Fairleigh Dickinson (311). Also lurking behind them are three Ivy League opponents, who are separated by only a stroke each. Brown (316), Columbia (317) and Princeton (318) are all within striking distance of the Bulldogs.
The rounds will begin Saturday at 11:06 a.m.
Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity